Weekly Commitments of Traders · Net Position Changes Data
*** Commitments of Traders (COT) Reports.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) publishes the Commitments of Traders (COT) reports to help the public understand market dynamics. Specifically, the COT reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for futures and options on futures markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC.
Generally, the data in the COT reports is from Tuesday and released Friday. The CFTC receives the data from the reporting firms on Wednesday morning and then corrects and verifies the data for release by Friday afternoon.
Before Wednesday To Last Tuesday
*** In theory, the positive and negative values of the interest difference determine the long-term direction of the currency pair! But in practice, when interest theory cannot explain the long-term direction of a currency pair, you can refer to the data report of forex futures positions! Why? Because even if large funds such as institutions and investment banks hold forex futures contracts with huge negative interest rate currency pairs, there is no concern about huge overnight interest rates!
Because the forex futures contract only has a commission fee, there is no overnight spread fee.